Monday, March 18, 2019

The cross I gladly Bear

Carrying and wheeling a life-sized cross all the way from his home in Gonubie to the Angus Buchan Mighty Men conference that will take...

Shotokan master to hold seminar in Port Elizabeth

Local karateka stand to benefit from the wisdom of a Shotokan master when André Bertel Sensei visits Port Elizabeth for his second South African...

Oh my goodness! Checkers forced to backtrack on Gordon Ramsay ‘protein’ water range claim

Oh my goodness! There is no protein in celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay's "Oh My Goodness!" water‚ as claimed by retailer Checkers. Following a complaint to...

Sea Cadets to make a fresh start in Port Alfred

(Full article in this week's Talk of the Town.) The challenge of youth development in South Africa has never been more important, particularly as the...

PAHS Interacters say their farewells to principal Pearson

The Interact Club at Port Alfred High School inducted a new president on Tuesday late afternoon at the school clubhouse where Sheena Louca, last...

El Shaddai swimming gala

El Shaddai Christian Academy held a swimming gala at the Port Alfred Indoor Pool recently. Parents, family and friends all went to the pool to...

U15 cricket – PAHS vs St Andrews College

  Port Alfred High School U15 A-side played host to St Andrews U15 B cricket side on Saturday. The wicket seemed to play a little flat...
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Jangle treats PA in aid of animal welfare

Ann Jangle's strong, rich voice boomed out over the full house at the Bean and Olive at her Saturday lunchtime performance in aid of...
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Brave El Shaddai pupil races alone

Rain Ndoro raced alone in her event at the El Shaddai Christian Academy swimming gala at the Port Alfred Indoor Pool on Friday morning. Needless...

Council debates providing transport for pupils

A contentious item in the Ndlambe council agenda last week was about R252,000 that the recess committee had resolved the municipality pay towards transporting...

UCT ‘deeply concerned’ as campus assailant threatens vice-chancellor

The University of Cape Town (UCT) is investigating a threat against its vice-chancellor on Tuesday morning. The incident had been "escalated" to campus protection services...

Anger as lack of funding forces a dozen Eastern Cape libraries to close

Twelve libraries in the Dr Beyers Naude municipality in the Eastern Cape‚ which includes the historic town of Graaff-Reinet‚ are to close on Monday. This...
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Read Aloud Day at Happy Hours

Reading is an important stage of a child's development and Happy Hours pupils begin to read at an early age, a skill they will...

The Soroczynski’s journey through Madagascar

The first U3A meeting of the year took place as usual at the Don Powis Hall at Settlers Park last Thursday where Michael Soroczynski...

A provincial perspective towards South Africa’s land debate

Multiple stakeholders including the Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform (DRDAR), in conjunction with the Institute for Development Assistance Management (IDAM) of the...

Drought causing severe crisis conditions in rural areas

  The drought is affecting many areas of South Africa including this farm 30km outside Beaufort West. Agri SA says 30,000 jobs have been lost...

Stenden hold academic opening and awards ceremony

It was a great night for students and their families at the Royal St Andrews Hotel on Monday when Stenden South Africa held its...

Angie Motshekga on her future‚ education and change: ‘I don’t want to sell myself’

As the longest-serving minister in the education ministry‚ Angie Motshekga has faced praise and criticism. From the Limpopo textbook saga to children falling into...

Court lets Rhodes University lecturer off sexual harassment hook

A Rhodes University lecturer accused of sexual harassment has been given a reprieve‚ just 20 days before his contract with the university ended. The institution...
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A demonstration of floral art

Carrol Taggart showed members of the Port Alfred Floral Art Group how to create several art pieces using only foliage she found scattered around...

Artistic flair at the Floral Art Group

Taking some foliage and other objects that others might discard the members of the Port Alfred Floral Art Group (PA-FAG) can turn these items...

Solidarity launches ‘legal action’ over Schweizer-Reneke teacher’s suspension

Trade union Solidarity will on Tuesday announce the legal action to be taken to have the suspension of Schweizer-Reneke teacher Elana Barkhuizen lifted. Barkhuizen was...

Port Alfred High School matriculants 2018

Although Port Alfred High School did not do as well as anticipated in the 2018 National Senior Certificate examinations (matric) as shown by the...

Matrics at Kuyasa Combined School

The 2018 matrics celebrated their success at the National Senior Certificate examinations last Friday (January 4). Matriculants from schools in and around Port Alfred helped to...

Matric results not what was hoped for

Despite the Eastern Cape province having broken the 70% pass-rate (70.6%) for the first time in the post-apartheid era it was a fairly disappointing...

The start of the school year

Talk of the Town visited several schools on Wednesday to speak to pupils, parents, teachers and principals at the various school around Port Alfred...
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Almost a thousand pupils start the year at Mtyobo Primary School

The children at Mtyobo Primary School's Grade 1C class wanted to say a big "Hello" when they began work as the school opened on Wednesday. School...

‘It is disappointing that teaching, learning has not yet started’: Solly Msimanga chides schools

As social media was flooded with pictures of children attending their first day of school on Wednesday, DA councillor and Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga...

Chester Missing slams President Cyril Ramaphosa’s tablet drive

Puppet Chester Missing has fired shots against President Cyril Ramaphosa's alleged plans to roll out thousands of tablets to pupils‚ suggesting that more basic...

Matrics celebrate, but there’s room for improvement

Many questions regarding the state of schools in the district remain, but that is no longer the concern of the matriculants who passed their...
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